Improving Relations with Russia – From a Position of Strength

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Donald Trump will take office at the lowest point in Washington’s relations with Moscow since the end of the Cold War.  He has consistently talked about the need to establish a better relationship with Mr. Putin.  Can he do that in a way that serves American interests?

The key to successful foreign policy is understanding the major challenges and opportunities that await a new Administration.  With Russia, the Trump Administration faces a great challenge.  President Putin is a revisionist who wants to overturn the post-Cold War order that we helped establish in Eurasia.  That order has been essential to the peace and prosperity that we have enjoyed over the past 25 years.

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